Posterior fossa brain tumors and arterial hypertension

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Publication Type Manuscript
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Couldwell, William T.
Other Author Kan, Peter
Title Posterior fossa brain tumors and arterial hypertension
Date 2006
Description Hypertension caused by arterial compression of the rostral ventrolateral medulla is well described. Much less information is available on the association between neurogenic hypertension and posterior fossa brain tumors. To date, multiple reports have supported the impression that a small subpopulation of patients with posterior fossa tumors can present with arterial hypertension, and many of those patients achieved significant improvement of their hypertension after tumor resection and medullary decompression. To review the relationship between posterior fossa brain tumors and hypertension, we detail the history, basic science, and clinical reports along with an illustrative case regarding this topic.
Type Text
Publisher Springer
Volume 29
Issue 4
First Page 1
Last Page 16
Subject Posterior fossa tumors; Brain stem; Arterial hypertension; Essential hypertension; EHTN
Subject LCSH Brain -- Tumors; Brain -- Surgery; Hypertension -- Etiology
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Kan, P., & Couldwell, W. T. (2006). Posterior fossa brain tumors and arterial hypertension. Neurosurgical Review, 29(4), 265-9.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2013-03-06
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